Peterborough police make gunpoint arrest after man reported carrying gun in bag

Peterborough police made a gunpoint arrest on June 13 after a man refused to comply with officers' demands. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police say officers made a gunpoint arrest on Monday evening following a report a man was carrying a gun.

Around 7 p.m., Peterborough Police Service officers first responded to the area of George Street North and Dalhousie Street after a patron at a business reported being approached by a man who “appeared” to have a gun in his bag.

The suspect and three others were soon located, however, police say the suspect refused to comply with demands to drop the bag and show his hands.

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Police say officers conducted a gunpoint arrest and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

During a search of the suspect and bag, officers located a replica gun along with two grams of cocaine and a gram of fentanyl.

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A 42-year-old Peterborough man was charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.

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